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Faynetastic: Szczecin starters beat Trefl Sopot in clutch time


King Wilki Morskie Szczecin starters scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to complete a 81-77 comeback win against Trefl Sopot on Monday, November 28, at the Netto arena in Szczecin, Poland.


Players of the game

King Szczecin power forward Phil Fayne stepped up when it mattered the most.


Illinois State star scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-of-4 shooting close to the basket and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.


Fayne forced a game high six fouls and was unstoppable in the clutch time.


Bryce Brown stole the ball and put the hosts ahead with 07:47 left.


He forced a crucial foul seven minutes later and scored the game winning free throws with 22 seconds to go.


A Stone Mountain, Georgia native scored a team high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field.


Shooting guard led the Auburn Tigers to the team`s first ever NCAA Final Four in 2019.


Zachary “Zac” Cuthbertson made a three pointer in the clutch time and put an exclamation mark to the game with a slam in the last possession 81-77.


A Coastal Carolina scoring machine had 12 points.


Garrett Nevels replied with 16 points.


A shooting guard from Los Angeles marked his 30th birthday on Saturday.


Hawaii graduate had six rebounds and three assists on Monday.


Rolands Freimanis dropped 14 points, including a 4-of-5 effort from the three point line.


Latvian big man was subbed out with 07:11 to go and did not returned into action.



Key stats

King Szczecin outscored Žan Tabak`s team in the paint 38-30, especially in the last 10 minutes.


The Sea Wolves starters combined for 63 points.


Trefl Sopot won the first half 37-40.


The sea resort team increased its lead up to 11 points after Wesley Gordon`s alley oop 47-58.


King Szczecin regrouped and doubled efforts in the paint.


The hosts finished the game with a 34-19 run.



Game notes

Arkadiusz Miloszewski`s men registered their first win in the ENBL.


Trefl Sopot has a 8-1 record at the Energa Basket Liga, trailing only to Slask Wroclaw.


King Szczecin has six wins and three losses so far.


Trefl Sopot won six consecutive games at the PLK and suffered its only defeat on October 9 at the hands of Polski Cukier Start Lublin.


King Szczecin and Trefl Sopot will meet again on January 9, 2023.

SCHEDULE (local time in Poland, GMT+2h)

Monday, November 28, Szczecin

King Wilki Morskie Szczecin 81–77 Trefl Sopot

Live stats https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2206841/

Tuesday, November 29, Szczecin and Ostrow

18:30 Basket Brno – King Wilki Morskie Szczecin

Live stats https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2206842/

19:30 BM Stal Ostrow – Ironi Ness Ziona

Live stats https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2206844/


Wednesday, November 30, Szczecin

14:00 Tartu University – Basket Brno

Live stats https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2206843/

Thursday, December 1, Sopot

Trefl Sopot – Ironi Ness Ziona

Live stats https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2206845/

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